HC Deb 01 March 1887 vol 311 c873

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Mr. Alexander Wilson, of Castlewellan, County Down, having taken a house from which a Nationalist was evicted, has been "boycotted;" whether the priest of the parish has refused to deal with the man who supplied Wilson with milk while he continued to do so; and, whether it is a fact that Wilson cannot go out after dark without risk to his life; and, if so, whether the Government will take steps for his protection?

MR. M'CAETAN (Down, S.)

asked, Whether this was the same Mr. Wilson who was reported in all the Tory papers of the time to have been attacked on the 28th of November near Castlewellan, and whose statement, after careful investigation by the Constabulary, was found to be untrue?


I have not heard anything of the circumstances to which the hon. Member (Mr. M'Cartan) refers. With regard to the Question of my hon. and gallant Friend (Colonel Waring), I may say that the facts as to the "boycotting" are substantially as stated; but the feeling against him is said to be dying out, and as there is a very mixed population in the district he does not appear to have suffered any serious inconvenience. It is not the case that he is in danger if he goes out after dark.